Clara E. Laughlin

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Portrait of Clara Laughlin.

Clara Elizabeth Laughlin (1873-1941) was an American writer, editor and radio personality.[1] She was born in New York City and lived in Chicago.


Laughlin graduated from Chicago High School in 1890.[2] She wrote more than 35 books. These included biographies of Sarah Bernhardt, Ferdinand Foch, and James Whitcomb Riley, in addition to an autobiography and several novels. She wrote articles for the Ladies Home Journal, and a series of travel books called "So you're going to."

Her papers are held by Smith College and were donated by her nieces.[2]


  1. ^ Biographical Note, Clara E. Laughlin,
  2. ^ a b Clara E. Laughlin Papers, Sophia Smith Collection,

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